I have been out of internet marketing (IM) for about 6 years, burn out...lol. Until the end of 2002 I had a fairly successful website up on the net with mostly tangible products that required "hand" delivery. Often the products were customized. While I enjoyed the work I was boxed in; no way to grow without employees and the accompanying responsibilities.
The last two years I ran the site I averaged about $20,000 gross profit. After the events of 9-11 and a regular 9 to 5 job promotion offering, which I accepted, things got busy and complicated so I shut down my online business.
Internet marketing has really matured since. Online companies I was nervous about doing business with years ago have proven themselves. The tools and techniques have really progressed and the ones I have seen in the past few weeks really impress me. You serious IMer's deserve an "atta boy!"
I feel kind of "bummed that I have missed out on some amazing opportunities". I certainly don't feel that I have wasted my life offline. I am who I am today as a result of the things I have been through and the wonderful people that have shared their ideals with me. Even those that haven't been so friendly to me have shaped who I am and for that I am thankful, not bitter.
I joined WA to help me get up to speed on all the IM improvements and new techniques. I got burnt out trying to figure everything out myself before. This time I plan to fully utilize Wealthy Affiliate as a resource to get me to level I have never been.
What fun is there in life if you can't share with others what you have learned through trial and error? With that said, if I can ever be of assistance to you feel free to contact me I will do my level best to help you!